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An exuberant pastoral presence, creativity, a passion for justice, and the ability to help individuals discern their unique gifts and utilize them in building communities with mission. These are some of the traits I use in empowering disciples to take healthy risks and grow into the stature of Christ.


Mar 2014Present


The Church of the Redemption, Baltimore MD

Providing pastoral care and guidance in a family-size congregation. Leading discernment of the parish's transitioning role in a rapidly changing urban neighborhood. Developing programs geared toward making new connections in the community, including progressive/alternative worship experiences. Implementing non-traditional models for revenue enhancement and mission-based partnerships.

Jan 2009Apr 2014

Paramedic / Preceptor

Baltimore County Fire Department

Provided prehospital care and first line supervision of medical emergencies of all types in both commercial and residential areas. Regularly lectured for Baltimore County Paramedic classes and provided hands-on field training for students. Topics included college-level pathophysiology, pharmacology, emergency management, and provider self-care.

Aug 2008Jun 2011

Youth Minister

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore MD

Managed a comprehensive formation program for grades 6-12. Developed curriculum for Sunday education hour. Planned and supervised special events and outreach opportunities for youth group. Recruited, trained, and maintained a corps of adult volunteers. Created a unique confirmation program for ages 14 and up. Other duties included preaching, leading Children’s worship, supervising acolytes, design of the church website, and development of the parish young adult (20s and 30s) community.

Jan 2008Jun 2008

Postulant Intern

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Portage MI

Six months acting as associate clergy for a growing pastoral size parish in a suburban community. Gained experience in preaching, administration, ministry of presence, and pastoral counseling. Practiced congregational development theory. Projects included branding and marketing of parish identity, redeveloping the church website, leading an inter-generational “faith & film” formation program, submitted an approved proposal to upgrade the sanctuary with multimedia equipment.

Sep 2006Apr 2007

Casual On-Call Chaplain and Chaplaincy Intern

University Health Network, Toronto

Provided Spiritual Care to patients and staff in a healthcare system encompassing three major hospitals in the culturally diverse area of downtown Toronto. Researched a wide array of religious and cultural norms and values in the context of a medical setting and acted as a liason between patients, families, and medical professionals, ensuring that patients could make informed decisions and have their desires respected.

Jul 2005Aug 2006

Special Needs Counselor and Health Officer

Sherman Lake YMCA
  • Provided one-on-one care of mentally and physically challenged children involved in camp experience with a focus on personal growth and community participation.
  • Provided for first aid and pharmaceutical distribution for all campers.
Aug 2002May 2003

Association Director

Associated Students of Michigan State University

Supervised operations for one of the nation’s largest Student Governments. Oversaw both the special initiatives and day-to-day functions of the organization, leading a staff of twenty plus employees in multiple departments including diversity education, government affairs (primarily state level lobbying), legal aid, marketing, outreach, constituent assistance, finance, logistics, and others. Spearheaded organizational restructuring leading to greater efficiency and organizational responsiveness.

Aug 2000May 2003

Mentor, Program Specialist, and Activities Coordinator

Michigan State University

Advanced through several positions within a residential, arts-focused, honors program. Responsibilities centered on student leader development and service-learning. Provided counseling and fostered community growth. Supervised student-run extracurricular groups. Planned and executed service-based “Alternative Spring Break” trips.

Jun 2001Aug 2002


Gull Lake Summer Theatre, Richland MI

Built from the ground up a not-for-profit theatre program to engage youth in the arts. Our age range of fifteen to twenty-five connected at-risk high school students with developing professionals in the field. Oversaw budgeting and financing of productions, play selection, staffing, supervised artistic direction, supervision of youth participants, and marketing.


Aug 2004May 2007

Master of Divinity

Trinity College in the University of Toronto

Multidisciplinary course of study with a personal emphasis on counseling, pastoral care, and ethics. Highlights included a study abroad in Nicaragua focusing on third world solidarity, internships focusing on youth development, homeless outreach, and ecumenical worship leadership.

Aug 1999Aug 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Michigan State University

Major in Psychology, minors (cognates) in history and political science. Extracurricular activities resulted in paid positions supervising student activity groups within the Residential Option in Arts & Letters program, and overseeing operations of the student government.

Conferences, Committees, and Continuing Education

  • Buildings for a New Tomorrow Symposium | Church Building Fund | 2014
  • Diocesan Transition Committee for Election of Suffragan Bishop | 2014
  • Seeing the Face of God in Each Other | Diocese of Maryland | 2014
  • Safeguarding God's Children | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
  • Breaking the Silence Anti-Domestic Violence | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
  • Instructor I | Baltimore County Fire Department | 2013
  • Episcopal Youth Event (as adult leader) | 2008
  • Toronto School of Theology Ecumenical Worship Committee | 2004-2006
  • Canadian Theological Students Association | 2005
  • Trinity College Corporation (student and faculty governance) | 2004-2007
  • Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention | Lakeside for Children  | 2004
  • Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention | Lakeside for Children | 2004
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard | Michigan State University | 2002